>REMOVALISTS – SHOULD I BE HELPING?
Office Removalists – what should I be doing to help?
Do removalists think we’re lazy when we don’t help during the office move?
For men especially, it can feel a bit weird to pay someone to do labour it feels like you should be able to do yourself. We’ve all help a mate move a couch or fridge, so it’s easy to feel like you’re slacking off when professional removalists are doing all the heavy lifting and you’re park in front of your PC finishing off your work.
But before you feel guilty and jump on the end of a file cabinet, think about your coverage. Do you have liability insurance? Can you afford to have a week or so off work if you get injured? Because the removalist’s policy won’t look after you in this situation.
The same thing applies to damage. If an accident happens and you’re not involved, you’re well within your rights to demand compensation for a broken item. But if your server dropped or bumped and you’re holding one side of it, who’s to say it wasn’t your lack of training that caused the damage?
No-one wants to point fingers, but it’s difficult to work out fault in these often murky scenarios.
That’s not to mention the situation in apartment blocks and similar shared living spaces. If you accidentally knock the head off a sprinkler in a stairwell, those things flood buildings very quickly – and as in the case of damaged items or furniture, your involvement in the accident could come back to bite you in a way that wouldn’t happen if you’d been separated from the action.
Prior to the day, you might want to set things up to make it easier for everyone. Some movers prefer you to have done your own packing, while others are happy to tackle the whole operation from go to whoa. A lot of that will depend on which company you go with, how many people and hours you’ve budgeted for, what you’re paying – as well as whether you want removalists packing up any secure items or critical items! At Business Relocation Services, we offer a range of services, and it’s really up to you to decide how much prep work you want to do before our boys arrive.
On the day, by all means, offer a cup of tea or coffee, grab the door, hold the lift doors open and mention anything that might be delicate or tricky. But don’t feel guilty about parking yourself in front of the PC and finishing off your work. (until they need to wrap and load your computer). Removalists are trained professionals, and you’re paying for their service.
Trust us, they won’t mind.
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